April, 2020 - I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Joining the Steampunk Challenge!

Rikki at The Bookkeeper is starting a Steampunk Challenge, and since this is easily becoming a favorite genre for me, I thought this was something that wouldn't really be a challenge for me, after all. Besides, the Challenge is running for an entire year (from October to October), so I think I'll be able to read plenty of Steampunk goodness!

So, what is Steampunk, you ask? Well, according to Rikki, the New Oxford American Dictionary defines Steampunk as
a genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology.

There are quite a few great up and coming authors who are really making something of this genre: Cherie Priest, Gail Carriger and Scott Westerfeld, just to name a few. Rikki has left a great recommendation list in the original post, if you need some help deciding what to read next!

Happy reading, everyone!


Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm also doing the Steampunk challenge! I'm not sure what to expect yet, but I think it's a great new genre. Well, new to me!

Happy reading.

Rikki said...

Hey David, thanks for spreading the word and for joining my challenge.